French, 18th–19th century, male.
Born 1765, in Chalon-sur-Saône, France; died 5 July 1833, in Chalon-sur-Saône, France.
Inventor, photographer (heliographs). Nature, landscapes.
Joseph Niépce was born to a land-holding family in the Burgundy region of France. In his youth, Niépce studied physics and chemistry and had a capacity for engineering. Before settling in Chalon to run Le Gras, the family estate, Niépce pursued a career in military service, joining the revolutionary army in ...